Traveling with your kids is one of the best things a parent can do to teach them about the world. But when airports are as chaotic as they are these days, it can be a bit daunting to hop on a flight with little ones. Travel host and expert Samantha Brown has a tip to make life easier if there are two adults: don’t board the children early.
Early boarding ensures there’s space in the overhead bin for all of the things kids need in a journey, from foldable strollers to a stuffed diaper bag. It also ensures, as Brown points out, that the kid will have to sit another half hour to 45 minutes on the plane. Those are precious minutes — especially if you have an antsy little one who is already going to be in a two-plus hour flight.